Post # 1
On here again as the dutifull Bridesmaid, we had no idea how much flowers would cost, but my friend Googled some average quotes and they seem like so much, I mean, THOUSANDS of dollars? i remember prom flowers being iffy depending on the shop, and I bought a bouquet here or there for birthdays, get wells, and such
So Bees, how much did you pay for your wedding flowers, and what flowers/how many did you get
Any recommendations for florists in Maryland, preferrably in Baltimore(its where we live) and florists to stay away from?
Post # 3
Hi! We paid about $1200 for our flowers in Baltimore. We chose a florist who is directly downtown to cut down on delivery fees (our venue is in Mount Vernon, near the Inner Harbor). That price included:
1 Bridal Bouquet (blush roses)
8 single stem roses for my 8 bridemaids
11 Bouts for the 8 groomsmen, two fathers and officiant (my fiance’s brother)
12 Centerpieces (hydrangeas and roses)
Cost of two deliveries: Delivery to my hotel (we wanted flowers beforehand for the photos, as we did a first look) and set up at the venue.
I bought two little fake floral pomadors online for my flower girls, since we didn’t want to deal with the clean up of petals.
Our wedding is in two weeks, so I can’t speak to quality of service yet, but I hope this helps!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We were married over on the shore where prices are a bit higher, and paid $1200 for 1 bridal bouquet, 1 bm bouquet, 1 in memoriam display, and 1 very long centerpiece (our reception seating was 1 long table seating 30 people). Flowers used were tulips, cala lilies, asian lilies, hydrangea, stock, roses, and more that I can’t remember. Basically I gave my florist a budget and my inspiration images, then let her do her thing.
You may be able to save money by ourcing your own centerpiece receptacles and providing them to the florist for filling. you could also take a flower arranging class through CCBC, or look up the how-to guides on APW, order flowers through a wholesaler (online or there is a good flower mart in Silver spring) and DIY them.
Post # 5
Hey there!!! I’m in Baltimore!!! Yeah I difinitely had the wedding flower sticker shock during planning!!! Our flowers totalled almost $4000 but we had issues with our initial “floral designer” who was no longer trying to work with my initial budget so we had to enlist another florist to come in and take care of our ceremony and reception space. Floral designer # 2 did an AMAZING job!!!! I was in tears when I saw my reception space!!!! Floral designer # 1 did the bridal party bouquets and bouts (taken care of by her $1000 required non-refundable deposit to secure our date)
You can PM for the floral designer company names.
Post # 6
@Liss13: I recommend Colleen at Divine Designs & Events – she is in Federal Hill. But yes, depending on the number & type of bouquets, ceremony arrangements, centerpieces, etc. flowers can certainly add up. A good florist can help come up with cost-effective ideas. Good luck!
Post # 7
Ok yes there can be serious sticker shock! If the wedding is in the spring/summer/fall I would check with local flower growers and buy direct from them. Ours even arranges themfor you. Other options would be Sam’s Club or perhaps a local grocer’s that does flowers.
Post # 8
Oh forgot to give you price I am paying. I am geting filled my milkglass collection (of which this is half}:
plus having my bouquet made for around $300. Love local sources lol
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Speaking of local sources, if you are happy with having whatever is in season, there’s a flower farm in Anne Arundel county that does beautiful work with flowers grown right there on the farm.
Post # 10
I used the Dundalk florist Bouquets by Bell. She works out of her home so her prices are much more reasonable. I paid around $1000 for:
- Bridal bouquet (Anna Roses)
- 7 BM bouquets (peonies and hydrangeas)
- 18 centerpieces (mixed wild flowers)
Post # 11
I’m going with Perry Hall Florist. I was very impressed by the initial meeting I had there. My quote was about $1200, but I’m not using the most expensive flowers (a lot of hydrangea- costs more per stem, but much bigger)
Bridal bouquet (freesia, roses, hydrangea)
4 BM bouquet
2 altar arrangements
8 pew flowers
15 centerpieces (tall cylinders with 2 gladiolas and floating candles)
Post # 12
Commenting to reference…I’ve been looking into buying from a wholesaler in Silver Spring!
Post # 13
I’m in the Baltimore area. We’re playing around 2k which includes delivery, setup and clean up. We’re getting
1 Bridal Boquet (all fresh lavender)
3 BM Boquets (mix of sunflowers, stock and statice)
5 bouts (rosemary, lavender, and statice)
15 Centerpieces (Mix of Sunflowers and field flowers in Mason jars, surrounded by smaller mason jars with candles)
Escort Card Table Floral Display
Flowers for Cake
Ceremony Decor- There is a large arch that is going to covered in flowers (this added a bit to the total cost since it is a large space to cover but I’ve seen ceremony photos where it is just left blank and I don’t like them).
Hope this helps!